This June, we're bringing the vibrant beauty of summer right to your crafting table with our Crepe Paper Zinnias. These cheerful flowers are perfect for adding a pretty pastel pallet to any space, and they're a delightful way to celebrate the start of the season. Additionally, they're the star of this month's Member Make, where we'll craft these stunning blooms together in a live video event.


Join us on Friday, June 14th at noon PT for our live workshop where we'll answer your questions, offer some useful tips and tricks, and most importantly, spend some time crafting with you. If you can't make it to the live session, don't worry! The video will be available right here when you're ready to join our crafty cohort.

This advanced project is perfect for experienced crafters who want to explore intricate details and learn tips and tricks for bringing their gorgeous creations to life! However, we'd love to see you there -- no matter your current skill level. All are welcome!

To create these beautiful Crepe Paper Zinnias, you'll need a variety of tools and materials. While you could absolutely cut your petals out by hand, we highly recommend you delegate that task to your cutting machine. We crafted our zinnias in shades of Blush, Honeysuckle, Camellia, Chiffon, Ruby, and Cypress, to create a soft summer vibe. For added texture, you'll also use our Double-Sided Crepe Paper in Fern & Moss.

Needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, and a curling tool will help you manipulate thick paper-covered stem wire and 24-gauge floral wire to construct the flower stems. Blending brushes and a fringe clip will aid in finishing touches. Additionally, we'll show you how to carefully shape each petal with a steel ball shaping tool and add intricate details with needle-nose tweezers. The petals are then blended with PanPastel in Diarylide Yellow to give them a realistic touch. True, it's a bit of a proccess -- but well worth it in the end!

Even if you're new to working with such fine details, don't worry! Our live workshop is the perfect opportunity to ask questions, get tips, and craft along with our wonderful community. We encourage you to gather all your supplies beforehand so you're ready to dive into this challenging, but super fun project.

Whether you join us live or watch the workshop video later, we can't wait to see you there! Let's bring the joyful spirit of summer into our homes together with these beautiful Crepe Paper Zinnias. Don't forget to share your finished flowers with us in our crafters' community or on Instagram with the hashtag #MemberMake.